Making a bit of progress on this now. Just finishing up the exterior details before branching off and making the modifications/additions required for the GTS version. Really a joy to model this, really love the clean lines and taught surfaces, an absolute classic.
Below is a gallery of the progress so far if anyone is interested, here are a few highlights (remember this is still a work in progress, lots left to do!);
Progress Album: https://imgur.com/a/XnmR1
I have a few questions regarding certain aspects, if anyone has any info then please chime in!
Colours - Anyone have a list (and examples if possible) of factory colours available from new?
Aero - Using the reference Cd figure of 0.33, x the frontal area (Just over 2m^2 in my measurements), I'm struggling to reach 200mph on level ground. Anyone have any idea really how fast these things can go, can they actually reach 199mph? I was topping out around 185-190mph I think using the correct power curve, which seems a little low.
Wheel diameter - Anyone know the actual outer rim diameter of the standard 5-spoke rims? I know they are 18inch, but the actual diameter should be larger and I'm not sure the size I've made them is correct.
Springs - Anyone have details regarding spring rates? I haven't got the details with me at the moment but I found some info in the owners manual but I'm unsure whether I have converted the units properly (NM required), as well as worked out the motion ratios/wheelrates. Any idea unsprung weight either?
I also purchased the press brochure on ebay, has some really high quality photos and great info too. It mentioned something about constant vertical load, presumably meaning downforce or more likely lack of lift. Anyone have any details on this? I'm guessing they mean if its constant then lift is almost zero, otherwise it'd increase with speed...
Anyway, glad to be working on this now. Progress on the road version will stop soon to focus on the racing one, but I'll come back to it at a later date.